Our skin is the largest organ on our body and plays a key role in keeping you healthy. Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery knows that beautiful skin comes from the inside out. Your skin is a barrier between you and a variety of health threats such as irritants and bacteria that could cause serious infection. Your skin bears the brunt of exposure to UV rays from the sun and maintains a healthy temperature despite changing temperatures around you.
Just as healthy skin contributes to your overall health, a key skin benefit is its ability to raise the red flag when your body becomes sick through changes in texture, color, and itching. According to Everyday Health, dry skin is the most common cause of itching. However, itchy skin can reflect internal problems such as cirrhosis of the liver or hepatitis C. According to a German study of nearly 1,200 adults that looked at the causes of chronic itchy skin lasting more than six weeks, researchers found that liver disease strongly correlated with an ongoing itch, as did asthma, allergies, and eczema— all threats to healthy skin.
Our skin has so many functions, but one main one is elimination. If your liver is not working as well as it could, toxins that are slowly being released through the skin can build up and cause skin problems. These can include dermatitis, premature wrinkles, red itchy rashes, hives, acne rosacea, eczema, brown liver spots, painful rashes that may develop into ulcers and psoriasis. This may seem like a long and confusing list, but any of these developments can suggest that your liver isn’t functioning as it should be. It might be that you need to cut toxins from your diet, limiting alcohol and processed foods, and eating more raw foods and whole foods.
Dehydrated skin will look dull, old, and less elastic than skin that gets enough hydration. Well-hydrated skin will be smooth, dewy, and supple. By not drinking enough water we cause our skin to lose elasticity and eventually form deep wrinkles. Drinking plenty of water also reduces our chances of developing kidney stones and urinary tract cancer along with improving our metabolism. Dehydration can actually put pressure on the brain, as well as causing it to shrink. This can mean headaches and migraines, as well as foggy thoughts.
For the past three decades, Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery has been Delaware’s practice of choice in the skin and aesthetic services. Our goal is to address all of your skincare needs under one roof by integrating medical, cosmetic, surgical, and aesthetic expertise with the highest standards of care and compassion. We are able to provide a comprehensive approach utilizing our different but complementary training backgrounds, philosophies, and techniques, to achieve premier results. Our dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians work collaboratively to integrate treatment plans that help you look and feel your best. Contact us today!